Kings at Lightning Prediction - NHL Picks 1/9/24

Tampa Bay Lightning (19-17-5) vs Los Angeles Kings (20-10-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -111 / Los Angeles Kings -111 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this inter-conference showdown? Let’s dive in and find out with our Kings vs. Lightning Prediction.

Los Angeles Kings Team Preview

The Los Angeles Kings come into this one looking to snap a five-game losing skid after a 4-3 loss to Washington last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 36 points including 14 goals and 22 assists while Kevin Fiala has 33 points with a team-high 23 assists. Adrian Kempe has 36 points as well with 15 goals and 21 assists while Trevor Moore has 26 points with a team-high 17 goals. Quinton Byfield also has 28 points with 10 goals and 18 assists. Cam Talbot has posted a 14-9-3 mark in goal for the Kings this season with a 2.17 GAA and a .923 save percentage while David Rittich is 2-0-1 with a 1.62 GAA and a .926 save percentage as well this season.

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost each of their last seven games at Amalie Arena.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in eight of the Kings' last nine games at Amalie Arena.
  • The Kings have lost the second period in each of their last four night games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Kings' last five games at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this game looking to rebound from a 7-3 loss to Boston last time out. Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning in scoring with 67 points including a team-high 28 goals and 39 assists while Brayden Point has 19 goals and 23 assists for his 42 points. Victor Hedman’s added 39 points with 33 assists while Steven Stamkos has 38 points with 22 assists and Brandon Hagel has 32 points split between 11 goals and 21 assists. Jonas Johansson has gone 9-6-5 with a 3.45 GAA and an .891 save percentage while Andrei Vasilevskiy is 9-9 with a 3.01 GAA and an .895 save percentage this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Facts

  • The Lightning have won each of their last seven home games against the Kings.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in eight of the last nine games between the Kings and Lightning at Amalie Arena.
  • The favorites have won the third period in each of the Lightning's last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Lightning's last eight games against Pacific Division opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (29.01%).
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rank 27th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.49).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (87.39%).
  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.42).

Kings vs. Lightning Prediction

I’m on the Lightning here. It’s crazy to think considering how well the Kings have played on the road this season, but Los Angeles is slumping right now and it’s not often you’re going to get the Lightning at home at this kind of price. Love them or hate them, like I do, there’s no denying how lethal this Lightning power play is and I wonder if Cam Talbot’s being a bit overworked in the Kings’ crease. I’m looking for the Bolts to get the win at home here.

Chris’s Pick Tampa Bay -111

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